New AirPods 2 noise cancellation?

michaelroe1

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Original poster
Mar 20, 2019
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Anyone know if the new AirPods have the noise cancellation feature this time around. Would be nice if it had this feature available. Always a little frustrating when walking or talking and the listener can hear everything in the background when using AirPods.

MacRumors, maybe ask apple if this is available. I didn't see this on the release. If it is, I'm upgrading from AirPods 1 to 2
 

yegon

macrumors 68030
Oct 20, 2007
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No noise cancellation.

No noise isolation.

Love the AirPods, specifically for podcasts in quiet environments and phone calls. For all other purposes I find them severely lacking unfortunately.

Still ordered a new set though (old ones batteries are utterly fried, use them a lot), for the specific purpose mentioned they’re absolutely stupendous.
 

dof250

macrumors regular
Jun 3, 2014
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Knows when you’re talking.
A speech-detecting accelerometer recognizes when you’re speaking and works with a pair of beamforming microphones to filter out external noise and focus on the sound of your voice.”
Yeah, that's the noise cancellation on the microphones. It does block out noise there, but not through the speakers.
 

HeadphoneAddict

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Sep 16, 2007
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Anyone know if the new AirPods have the noise cancellation feature this time around. Would be nice if it had this feature available. Always a little frustrating when walking or talking and the listener can hear everything in the background when using AirPods.

MacRumors, maybe ask apple if this is available. I didn't see this on the release. If it is, I'm upgrading from AirPods 1 to 2
From the link, "a pair of beamforming microphones to filter out external noise and focus on the sound of your voice."
 

PN4

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Feb 24, 2011
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Can you have noise cancellation without better sound isolation?

I'm sure it would never happen, because it's feature ($$$) for an upcoming release. But with the Airpods current hardware, might noise cancellation be able to be accomplished with a software update?